Warriors break record for longest playoff win streak in four major pro sports

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The Warriors already set the NBA record for longest playoff win streak.

Its Game 3 win over the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals gave Golden State the longest playoff win streak across the four major professional sports.

The Warriors, who’ve won 15 straight and counting, passed the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The New York Yankees are tied with themselves for the MLB record, and the New England Patriots hold the NFL record.

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Obviously, there are complications in comparing across sports and playoff formats. Few football games required the Patriots to remain elite over many more years than Golden State, which earned its streak in a single postseason.

But these Warriors are so good, we must expand beyond just basketball to contextualize their dominance.